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Betta chloropharynx  Kottelat & Ng, 1994

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae (Gouramies) > Macropodusinae
Etymology: Betta: Siamese local name of the fish "ikan bettah".   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12803)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0 - 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 27 - 28. Differs from Betta hipposideros in the following characters: µ-shaped black throat mark (vs. horseshoe-shaped black mark); absence of both dorsal and caudal transverse bars (vs. presence); fewer subdorsal scales (mode 5-6 vs. 6 1/2). Distinguished from Betta renata in the following characters: µ-shaped black throat mark (vs. kidney-shaped); absence of both dorsal and caudal transverse bars (vs. presence); non-spotted opercle (vs. spotted opercle); opercle with yellow lower margin (vs. black margin); fewer subdorsal scales (mode 5-6 vs. 6 1/2). Can be differentiated from Betta spilotogena in the following characters: µ-shaped black throat mark (vs. black median spot); non-spotted opercles (vs. spotted opercle; and an opercle with yellow lower margin (vs. back margin) (Ref. 56386).

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Asia: Banka, Indonesia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a secondary forest area in a pool among leaf litter.

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Kottelat, M. and P.K.L. Ng, 1994. Diagnoses of five new species of fighting fishes from Banka and Borneo (Teleostei: Belontiidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(1):65-78. (Ref. 12803)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.